The Effectiveness of an On-line Training Program on Hospital Medical Staff to Improve Fire Knowledge


Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of an online training program on medical staff in five public hospitals located in Sichuan, Yunnan, Hubei, and Fujian Provinces of China, on improving fire knowledge. Methods: Participants will be randomly divided into control (receiving non-fire video training) and intervention (receiving hospital fire video training) groups. All participants will complete a questionnaire of fire knowledge before and after receiving the training. Hypothesis: If the online training is effective, it can be promoted as a convenient and effective use of training and be promoted to other hospitals.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Masking: Single (Investigator)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 2015


  • Behavioral: Hospital fire video training
    • Participants will watch a video about hospital fire training which last for 30 minutes
  • Behavioral: Non hospital fire video training
    • Participants will watch a video about volcanic eruption which last for 30 minutes

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Intervention
    • Will receive hospital fire video training
  • Placebo Comparator: Control
    • Will receive non-fire video training

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Change of fire knowledge
    • Time Frame: Participants will complete the questionnaire 5 minutes before the start of and 1 minute after watching the video which last for 30 minutes, and the change of fire knowledge will be computed.
    • A 46-item multiple-choice questionnaire will be administered to measure the fire knowledge level of the participants. Sample items include “Use a wet towel to cover your nose and mouth when fire occurs” and “How to assist patients with intravenous infusion to escape?”.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Physicians or nurses working in the recruiting hospitals Exclusion Criteria:

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 20 Years

Maximum Age: 59 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Paul Lee, Research Assistant Professor – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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